Culture and Review

  • 11 Nov 2012

    Our thanks to Karl Dallas for pointing us towards the excellent Liberation Radio Remembrance Day Service, and BCB broadcast of Benjamin Britten's moving and thoughtful War Requiem.

  • 9 Nov 2012

    If Welby can hold on to his emphasis on enabling ‘ordinary’ Christians, and those of their neighbours who are seeking a more just and compassionate world, he can offer the kind of leadership needed at a time when idols have been falling, says Savi Hensman, a long-standing commentator on Anglican affairs and church and society issues.

  • 8 Nov 2012

    The Public Religion Research Institute, which looks at religion, values and public life, will be releasing a new report in the aftermath of the US presidential election.

  • 7 Nov 2012

    Bernadette Meaden reviews Fred Harrison's book on Jubilee, the theft of common land and distribution so everyone receives a fair share

  • 4 Nov 2012

    Describing another personal Armenian-Turkish encounter, Dr Harry Hagopian feels that "it is important for us Armenians nearing the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in 2015 to start distinguishing ordinary Turkish men and women from Turkish officialdom or many of its politicised institutions let alone from Turkey and Azerbaijan."

  • 26 Oct 2012

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced the opening of its consolidated library housed at the Ecumenical Institute, in Bossey, Switzerland, near its Geneva offices.

  • 13 Oct 2012

    In The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy, to be published on 25 October 2012, Aristotle Papanikolaou explores the question of whether Orthodox Christianity and liberal democracy are mutually exclusive worldviews.

  • 9 Oct 2012

    Japan's Noh theatre meets Protestant Reformation as a Japanese scholar develops a play featuring 16th-century German reformer Martin Luther.

  • 9 Oct 2012

    Drawing on a public conversation at Edinburgh’s Festival of Spirituality and Peace on the theme ‘Disorganised Religion’ earlier this summer (2012), Michael Marten reflects on the nature of religion and the way it is morphing, changing and being challenged in the contemporary era.

  • 9 Oct 2012

    In written documentation from colonial times many indigenous authors are not victims only, but innovative individuals, bringing together their own belief forms with Christian traditions and thus creating genres and contents of their own and for their own objectives, says Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar.